Sec. 9-9-26. Appendix Chapter 1—Administration.

Appendix Chapter 1 Administration is hereby amended as follows:
(a) Section 101.1 is amended to read as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the City of Woodland, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

(b) Section 105.1.4 is added to read as follows:
105.1.4 Sale or delivery without permit. No person shall sell, deliver or cause to be delivered, any hazardous commodity to any person not in possession of a valid permit when such permit is required by the provisions of this code.

(c) Section 105.3.3 is amended to reads as follows:
105.3.3 Occupancy and use, prohibited before approval. The building or structure shall not be occupied prior to the fire code official issuing a permit that indicates that applicable provisions of this code have been met. No appliance, device, equipment, or system shall be operated or used until the installation has been approved and permitted by the fire code official and all applicable provisions of this code have been met. It shall be the duty of the permit applicant or contractor or both to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes.

(d) Section 105.4.1 is amended to read as follows:
105.4.1 Submittals. Construction documents shall be submitted in one or more sets and in such form and detail as required by the fire code official. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. Except as otherwise determined by the fire code official, plans for the construction, alteration, repair, or conversion of buildings or portions thereof which are classified as high-rise buildings, Use Groups A, E, H, I, L and R occupancies, except Group R-3 occupancies, shall be submitted for review prior to obtaining a building permit. The Fire Department shall check for compliance with state and local laws and regulations that relate to fire and life safety.

(e) Section 105.1.1 is amended to read as follows:
105.1.1 Permits and fees. Permits required by this code shall be obtained from the fire code official. Permit fees, if any, shall be paid prior to issuance of the permits. Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by the fire code official.
Permit fees for each permit shall be as set forth in the “The City of Woodland Comprehensive Fee Schedule,” except for permits issued covering work performed on buildings or structures owned, leased, or operated by any City, County, State, Federal government agency, or any public agency or district.

(f) Section 108.1 is amended to read as follows:
108.1 Board of appeals established. In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be and is hereby created a board of appeals. The board of appeals shall be known as the fire code board of appeals and consistent of the membership appointed by the council under the provisions of the Building Code in use in the city. The board of appeals shall be appointed by the governing body and shall hold office at its pleasure. The Fire Chief shall be an ex officio member of said board but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall adopt rules of procedure as established for the building code board of appeals for conducting its business, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the fire code official.
The fee for appeals shall be consistent with the City of Woodland Building Code and as stipulated in the City of Woodland schedule of fees.

(g) Section 108.4 is added to read as follows:
108.4 Procedures for appeals.
(a)  Whenever the fire chief disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code do not apply or that the meaning and the intent of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, an appeal therefore may be taken to the board of appeal by any person. A written notice of the appeal must be filed in triplicate with the office of the fire chief within ten days after the date of the decision or action being appealed, the fire chief shall transmit to the board of appeals all his records pertaining to the decision or action being appealed.
(b)  The filing of the notice of appeal shall stay all proceedings by all parties in connection with the matter upon which the appeal is taken until determination of the appeal is hereinafter provided.
(c)  The board of appeals shall set the matter for public hearing not more than thirty days after the filing of the notice of appeal. The secretary to the board of appeals shall notify the appellant of the time and place for such hearing. At the hearing, the appellant and interested person shall be afforded the opportunity to present written and/oral testimony. The board of appeals may continue the hearing from time to time.
(d)  Notice of the decision of the board of appeals shall be provided by certified mail to the party initiating the appeal.
(e)  A decision of the board of appeals may be appealed to the city council by an interested party by filing a written notice of appeal with the city clerk within five days of the date of the mailing of the notice of decision of the board of appeals. Upon receipt of the notice of appeal, the city clerk will place the matter before the city council at its next regularly scheduled meeting. The city council may continue the hearing from time to time.
(f)  The city council may reverse, or affirm wholly or partly, or modify any decision of the board of appeals and may make such decisions as the facts warrant. The decision of the city council is final.

(h) Section 109.3 is amended to read as follows:
109.3 Violation penalties. Violation of any provision of this code shall subject the violator to any or all of the following: suit for civil remedy or criminal penalty, or the administrative penalties provided in Article VII of Chapter 14A of the Woodland Municipal Code.
The criminal penalty for the first offense shall be punishable as an infraction as defined by the California Penal Code, as amended from time to time. The criminal penalty for a second offense or more, shall be punishable as a misdemeanor as defined by the California Penal Code, as amended from time to time. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as precluding the application of the administrative penalties provided in Article VII of Chapter 14A of the Woodland Municipal Code.
(Ord. No. 1489, § 5 (part).)